Cotabato

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Cotabato

(kōtäbä`tō), city (1990 pop. 127,065), Maguindanao prov., W Mindanao, the Philippines, near the mouth of the Mindanao River on Moro Gulf. It has long been a Muslim center. Its port serves a vast, fertile farm area which, as the object of a government colonization program, has had a great population increase since World War II. Cotabato prov. is a focus of coffee cultivation and has important pineapple and peanut crops. Rubber is also produced, and lumbering is a major industry. The provincial capital is Pagalungan.
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Held in conjunction with the 20th founding anniversary of the capital of the province of Cotabato, the best boxers from Mindanao gathered for the two-day grassroots tournament that aims to attract aspiring national athletes
When the province of Cotabato was split to the provinces of Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat, and North Cotabato, he was elected as the first governor of Maguindanao in 1973 and served until 1975.
The latest fatalities brought the total number of those killed from the BIFF to 96 since the start of the clearing operations in Pikit town in southern province of Cotabato in the first week of February this year.
Cotabato City - Government officials, together with the hundreds of residents belonging to the Muslim, Christian, and Lumad sectors, kicked off on Friday the much anticipated celebration this year of the 100th foundation anniversary of the Empire Province of Cotabato - rekindling the campaign for peaceful and productive coexistence amid cultural diversities.